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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8700 on: November 20, 2013, 08:10:35 PM »
I don't think TB vaccinations have been given in the U.S. since the early 1970's.  or is that smallpox vaccine?  I can't remember.  In any case, I know that arm scar, and know that the causative vaccine has not been given in maybe 40 years.
I don't think TB Vaccinations have been given in the US. We do the skin test. It causes problems for immigrants who don't understand/give full history because they will test positive for the antibodies.


In Texas at least they stopped requiring the Smallpox vax between 1972 and 1976. I can't have smallpox vax because of my skin condition - techically I'm immune compromised.  My parents had to jump through hoops to get me in school. I found the paper work a while back. A bunch of forms and letters from my pediatrician refusing to give me the vaccination (Near Quote - "(My full legal name) has atopic dermatitis. The small pox vaccination will KILL her. I refuse to risk her life. He didn't directly insult the school - but the handwritten letter expressed his frustration with the situation), a more civil letter from dermatologist confirming my diagnoses, and a flat scientific letter from a doctor I don't recognize confirming my pediatrician's opinion that I had a huge risk of serious life threatening reaction to the vaccination.


Sis as 4 years behind me in school - it was a non-issue. None of her friends have the scar. I do know that if they had required it our pediatrician would have refused again, because there is some danger of person to person transmission mainly from skin to skin contact.  Mom said that he only conditions that he would agree to give sis the vaccination was if we were kept completely apart during the time that skin to skin contact could endanger me.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8701 on: November 20, 2013, 09:49:16 PM »
I have a question about TB vaccination scars.

Where I live (third world country), everyone has a TB vaccination when they are about 7ish or so, and it tends to develop into a huge absess that scars very distinctly and visibly.

http://www.sciencephoto.com/image/476203/350wm/C0141852-BCG_vaccination_scar-SPL.jpg

Every person I know who has grown up here (and in nearby countries) has a large circular scar on their upper arm from it. I was wondering, do first world countries have the same vaccinations and associated scars on their arms? I've never seen them on the arms of actors or actresses from the US, so I'm guessing it's not done there?

I always thought that scar was from  the small pox vaccination.  Hmmm, learned something new.

I do not have it, but I am not allowed vaccinations due to my crazy, severe reactions to them...not even a flu shot.  I don't know many people my age, mid 30s, that do have it, but most of the older generation I know does.

If an actor or actress does have a scar, I can only assume it gets covered up or taken out during editing.
My smallpox vaccine scar, now about 50 years old, has faded into invisibility.  After smallpox was stamped out in the wild in the late 1970's, they stopped giving vaccines in developed countries.  DD1, born in 1977, was supposed to have the vaccine in order to get a passport when Uncle Sam sent us to Italy in 1979, but didn't.  The doctors at the military hospital said that they would put down on the paperwork that it was done, but that they felt that the vaccine was unnecessary and might cause problems in a child not yet 2.  So it's likely that you won't see smallpox vaccine scars on a person younger than their late thirties. 

I have to say that I've never heard of a TB vaccine.   Tests, yes, but not a vaccine.
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« Reply #8702 on: November 21, 2013, 04:42:37 PM »
I always thought the vaccine scar came from the gun-type of thing that they used to use instead of a needle not the particular drug/vaccine that was used.

inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_injector the gun.

I remember all the kids at school lining up for their inoculations and these guns were used . . . I don't know what we were being inoculated for. I never scarred, but my brother and sister did.

I'm in the US and this was in the mid-60s.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8703 on: November 21, 2013, 05:47:39 PM »
New question(s) . . . do snowboards have boot/latches like snow skis? or are they free form (for lack of better wording) like skateboards and surfboards?

I always thought that they were free form until I saw this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2tIfbKvYOs

I know water skis have foot holds/shoes . . . do some surfboards have the same thing?


Additional question, if you watch the video: What the heck is that person hanging on to? . . . the person on snow skis at the very beginning and shown several times throughout the video. It looks like a long pole, I'm just wondering if it's attached to anything.


Just curious. ;D

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« Reply #8704 on: November 21, 2013, 06:29:50 PM »
jpcher wrote:

"New question(s) . . . do snowboards have boot/latches like snow skis?"

Yes, snowboards have bindings like skis.

"I know water skis have foot holds/shoes . . . do some surfboards have the same thing?"

No, they don't.  Water skis need footholds because the person on the skis is being pulled forward so the skis would be pulled off backward if they weren't attached.  Surfboards are pushed from behind by the wave and the rider stands on it like a platform, so they don't have to be attached to the board.

"Additional question, if you watch the video: What the heck is that person hanging on to? . . . the person on snow skis at the very beginning and shown several times throughout the video. It looks like a long pole, I'm just wondering if it's attached to anything."

The camera that's recording the video you're watching is on the end of the pole.

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« Reply #8705 on: November 21, 2013, 06:34:03 PM »
jpcher wrote:

"New question(s) . . . do snowboards have boot/latches like snow skis?"

Yes, snowboards have bindings like skis.

"I know water skis have foot holds/shoes . . . do some surfboards have the same thing?"

No, they don't.  Water skis need footholds because the person on the skis is being pulled forward so the skis would be pulled off backward if they weren't attached.  Surfboards are pushed from behind by the wave and the rider stands on it like a platform, so they don't have to be attached to the board.

"Additional question, if you watch the video: What the heck is that person hanging on to? . . . the person on snow skis at the very beginning and shown several times throughout the video. It looks like a long pole, I'm just wondering if it's attached to anything."

The camera that's recording the video you're watching is on the end of the pole.

Virg

There are 2 different types of bindings: step in and strap in.  The step in ones are like ski ones and generally work on the same principle other than what actually clicks in.  The strap in ones are exactly like they sound.  You keep one foot strapped in the entire time and unstrap the other one to propel yourself on flat ground.  When you're ready to start snowboarding, you put your foot in and strap in.

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« Reply #8706 on: November 21, 2013, 07:33:52 PM »
And there are two types of strap in bindings.  One type, you have to sit down and put your foot in then ratchet the binding down until it is tight.  The other type allows you to slide your foot in in a standing position and bend down and give a couple clicks and you're good to go.

The former?  Is the bane of my existence on the hill because most of them sit down at the top of the hill.  All the way across the top of the hill.  Trying to get between them is like trying to thread a needle sometimes.  Dude, plop down at the side of the hill not right in the dingdangity middle!

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« Reply #8707 on: November 21, 2013, 10:46:03 PM »
I was one of the very few in my area without the vaccination scar.  My mother said that I had the vaccine but it didn't "take", so I don't have one.

I went to elementary school in Missouri during the 1970s.

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« Reply #8708 on: November 22, 2013, 12:07:04 AM »
I was one of the very few in my area without the vaccination scar.  My mother said that I had the vaccine but it didn't "take", so I don't have one.

I went to elementary school in Missouri during the 1970s.

For some reason, my first mental picture of a vaccination not "taking" is that you're superman and your skin cannot be pierced by trifles such as mere needles. I'm just going to assume that this is the case, if that's okay.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8709 on: November 22, 2013, 01:40:59 PM »
I just made some pumpkin rolls and would like to freeze one until Thanksgiving. Is there anything I need to do to freeze it other than put it in the freezer? What about thawing it?

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« Reply #8710 on: November 22, 2013, 01:58:48 PM »
I just made some pumpkin rolls and would like to freeze one until Thanksgiving. Is there anything I need to do to freeze it other than put it in the freezer? What about thawing it?

Depends on what you mean by pumpkin rolls .... is there some sort of filling that might not freeze very well?

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« Reply #8711 on: November 22, 2013, 02:03:18 PM »
I was one of the very few in my area without the vaccination scar.  My mother said that I had the vaccine but it didn't "take", so I don't have one.

I went to elementary school in Missouri during the 1970s.
My sister and I both had the vaccine shot the same day, probably in 1969 since I think she had to have it to start school and the nurse said she might as well give me mine too since I'd need it in a couple of years. Sis became very ill for a couple of days and she has a terrible scar. I on the other hand had no symptoms or any sign of a scar. The doctor said the same, that mine didn't take or that I had some type of natural immunization and if I'd been exposed to the actual virus I probably would have been fine.

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« Reply #8712 on: November 22, 2013, 03:13:07 PM »
OK, new stupid question:  Of these marks <  >  which is 'more than' and which is 'less  than'?

I thought I had a handle on them, that this one < meant 'less than' because it pointed backwards on an imaginary number line:  3 < 4.   But then I got the update for "My Singing Monsters" and overnight my statistics went from 34 'likes' to  >1000 'likes'. Which would mean more than a thousand likes, correct? 
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« Reply #8713 on: November 22, 2013, 03:30:39 PM »
You are perfectly right. And congratulations - over a thousand likes is fantastic.

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« Reply #8714 on: November 22, 2013, 03:32:01 PM »
x>y x is greater than y
x<y x is less than y
it points towards the lesser number and is read from left to right so yes you got more than 1000 likes :)